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Second generation biorefineries those making biofuel
from lignocellulosic feedstocks like straw, grasse...rn costs $3.00 per bushel and $1.80 for cellulosic biofuel
when biomass costs $50 per ton. The authors compared biochemical and thermochemical approaches to ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...could help put wheat alongside corn on the menu of biofuel
sources, researchers in the United Kingdom and Gre...han conventional methods for producing wheat-based biofuel
- is scheduled for the August 3 issue of ACS Biotechnology Progress , a bi-monthly journal. As oi...
Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed
...mmercially, such as plant-derived enzymes used for biofuel
production, are proteins harvested from bacteria which secrete them naturally. ...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...ions in a variety of ways, including blending more biofuel
with gasoline and diesel; buying low-carbon fuels ... credits to petrofuel providers. Low-carbon biofuel
providers (fuels from plant and animal sources, such as corn, switchgrass and food waste): Revenue f...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007
...netics and enabling such cells which could become biofuel
factories and other technological advances to reproduce. Sugawaras group previously reported a self-reproducing lipid capsule in JACS. Scientists in the United States recently announced successful transplantation of a bacterial genome, an achieveme...
Illinois-based study of energy crops finds miscanthus more productive than switchgrass
...oduction options as well as support efforts within biofuel
research and industry to work with non-food based biomass resources. ...
Biocontrol of invasive water hyacinth contributes to socioeconomic and health improvements in Africa
...t can potentially be used for sewage treatment and biofuel
production, it can also cause severe environmental and socioeconomic damage. Dr. James Ogwang, a biocontrol entomologist with the Uganda National Agricultural Research Organization, and his colleagues, implemented a successful program that rid L...
Waging war on the deadliest superbug
... improving the efficiency of the production of the biofuel
butanol by C. acetobutylicum using metabolic engineering. Official figures show that 5000 people die from a healthcare-associated infection every year in the UK and tackling the super bugs costs the NHS 1bn a year. 1 in 12 of us will pick up an inf...
Virginia Tech researchers to study poplar tree as model biomass crop
...and 10 others for awards totaling $8.3 million for biofuel
research that may increase the availability and use of alternative fuels. Poplar is a model biomass crop, said Eric Beers, associate professor of horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the projects principal investigator. ...
New screening method to help find better biofuel crops
...r global warming has spawned massive growth of the biofuel
industry, particularly ethanol production. While ...st the sugar content of their grapes in the field, biofuel
producers could potentially use this technology to determine if their crop was at optimal developmen...
Washington University in St. Louis to invest $55 million for renewable energy research
...hetic bacteria as one of the next great sources of biofuel
that can run vehicles and heat houses. These cyanobacteria represent power potential because they capture sunlight and then carry out a variety of biochemical processes. One metabolic process - the clean production of biodiesel and liquid alcohol - i...
Brazil demonstrating that reducing tropical deforestation is key win-win global warming solution
...crease in the coming years as worldwide demand for biofuel
and grain pushes agriculture deeper into tropical forests. "Slowing tropical deforestation wont, by itself, solve the climate problem," said Dr. Peter Frumhoff, co-author and organizer of the study and Director of Science and Policy at the Union o...
Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize
...le to use them to develop plants better suited for biofuel
production. The technique used to create our engineered minichromosomes should be transferable to other plant species, Birchler said. He said he hopes that he and other scientists can use the technique to create minichromosomes in other plant var...
Biofuels: More than just ethanol
.... "We have performed a unique analysis of the net biofuel
greenhouse emissions from major biofuel
cropping systems by combining ecosystem computer model data with estimates of the amount of fossil f...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007
...ls make the cut Wines whine: Ladybug taint New biofuel
cell produces electricity from hydrogen in air B...R: Monday, March 26, 2:30 p.m., Central Time New biofuel
cell produces electricity from hydrogen in air A pioneering biofuel
cell that produces electricity...
Lessons in wood formation from Arabidopsis
...utility in genetic engineering of wood, paper, and biofuel
crops. Moreover, these studies demonstrate that the herbaceous plant Arabidopsis can also serve as a model for woody species....
Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?
...ived from biological material. Currently, the main biofuel
used in the United States is ethanol distilled fro.... The main reason behind the call for increased biofuel
production is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, not because we are running out of fossil fuel...
Energy institute will put Illinois at forefront of farm bioenergy production
...voted to the study and production of feedstock for biofuel
production. Researchers will explore the potential...e than twice as productive as switchgrass, another biofuel
source. This makes Miscanthus a front-runner in the effort to find an economical and environmentally...
Biofuel cells without the bio cells
...ly on living bacteria." Biological fuel cells, or biofuel
cells, are not yet powerful enough to be commercia...pure protein opens up the possibility of shrinking biofuel
cells to power small electronic devices, Squier said. Whole-organism biofuel
cells require engineers...
Harvesting machine driving mesquite-to-ethanol potential
... acre. The concept of harvesting mesquite as a biofuel
has been around sincethe 1970s, Ansley said. There have been unsuccessful attempts in the pastto build machines designed to cut and collect the mesquite all in onemachine. "Our theory is that is too much for one machine to do," he said....